Our Lady of Expectation

Magnificat-SMALLThe little known feast of Our Lady of Expectation occurs on December 18, a week before Christmas and a time the Church refers to as “the Week of Expectation.”  It originated in Spain at the Tenth Council of Toledo (AD 656) and was granted to the faithful who felt that because the Annunciation always falls during Lent, there is insufficient time given to celebrate the exalted state of Our Lady’s divine maternity. The Feast of Our Lady of Expectation arose as a substitute and came to be known as a “mini-Annunciation.” Read the rest…

Graceful Living – December 12 – Our Lady of Guadalupe

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I vividly desire that a church be built on this site, so that in it I can be present and give my love, compassion,  help and defense, for I am your most devoted mother…to hear your laments and to remedy all your miseries, pains and sufferings.

                                                                               -The Blessed Mother to St. Juan Diego Read the rest…

Women of Grace in South Florida Celebrate the Close of the Year of Mercy

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Women of Grace at Our Lady of Mercy in Deerfield Beach, Florida celebrated a grace-filled First Saturday on November 4th.  These beautiful sacred sisters attended morning Mass together and then processed through the Holy Doors, designated for the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  Together they prayed for the Holy Father, Pope Francis’s intentions to receive the Plenary Indulgence. Read the rest…

Pro-Life Doctor Calls Us to Pray and Act

50476837 - doctor drawing heart beat symbolThis weekend I spoke at the Diocese of Allentown’s Inaugural Women’s Conference.  It was a tremendous blessing and honor to meet Bishop John Barres, speak alongside Helen Alvare, Founder of Women Speak for Themselves, and meet the beautiful women of the Diocese of Allentown. Read the rest…

West Texas Women of Grace Thrives

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We received the beautiful letter below from Beatriz Machuca, one of our Texas facilitators:

On August 15, 2016, the Feast Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, West Texas Catholic Communities of the El Paso Diocese, Women of Grace Study Program celebrated the completion of the “Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life.” Fourteen women graduated the study which began in March 2016.  During the 20 weeks the women who journeyed through the study, bloomed like butterflies.  Their transformation was a wonder to see, how each embraced their femininity and dignity as daughter of Our Amazing King, Jesus.  God really outdid Himself with this bunch.   Read the rest…